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Re: Adding a new group to the desktop menu: Fedora Studio?



2009/3/19 Orcan Ogetbil <oget fedora gmail com>:
> I have been using audio creation software to compose and mix my tracks
> in Fedora for while now. Believe it or not, we have a wide range of
> applications and libraries dedicated to audio production. See the
> AudioCreation wiki page [1] for a list of our applications (however,
> this list is not complete, so if you own such an application or
> library, feel free to add it to our list).
>
> A while ago, it occurred to me that the audio production applications
> go into the Multimedia group in the desktop menu, mixing up with
> audio/video players (we also have a wide range of such applications),
> and making this group rather cluttered. But the audio production
> programs have a unique target audience, and their nature is really
> different from the audio/video players. I am thinking of listing these
> programs under a different group in the desktop menu, which will make
> the Multimedia group look sane and make both type of applications more
> accessible.
>
> What is the procedure of doing this? As far as I can tell, whenever a
> .desktop file contains the "AudioVideo" category, that applications
> goes to the Multimedia group. But where is this actually done? What
> application looks at the .desktop files and sorts them according to
> their categories?
>
> And how can we add a new group to the desktop menu? Possible
> suggestions for the name of such a group are:
> - Audio Creation
> - Compose and Mix
> - Studio
> - ...?
>
> We will need to work out the existing desktop applications and add a
> new category to their .desktop files so they will fall under this
> newly created group in the menu. We can use some of these categories
> for this purpose:
> - Midi
> - Sequencer
> - Tuner
> - AudioVideoEditing
> - X-Studio
> - X-...?
>
> Finally, is it too late to propose this for F-11?
>
> Orcan
>
> [1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/AudioCreation
>
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there is a standard at:
http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/apa.html.AudioVideo
(multimedia) is also supposed to carry production tools because it has
subcategorys e.g. for sequencers etc.

kind regards,
Rudolf Kastl

p.s. i am just busy fixing the applicatoin categorisation since a
while but according to above standard.


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